In Studio A With

IPR hosts Interlochen students and faculty, guest performers and talent from across northern Michigan for performances in our very own Studio A.

Jeanmarie Riccobono is the principal clarinetist in the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. She also teaches clarinet at Northwestern Michigan College and the Bay View Music Festival.

She'll be the soloist this weekend in Aaron Copland's Clarinet Concerto with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

Kate Botello

  

Emily Amos is a 15-year-old senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She will be one of five finalists in the upcoming Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival competition at the end of this week. Toi toi toi, Emily!

Emily performed Maurice Durufle's "Prelude and Fugue on the Name Alain" on the organ in the Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall and chatted with IPR's Kate Botello about being an organist - and what's up with those shoes!

Matthew Cochran is Instructor of Guitar at Interlochen Arts Academy. He’ll be performing a recital this week at Kirkbride Hall in Traverse City.

Cochran visited Studio A to perform music of David Kellner and Anton Diabelli. He talked about how a guitarist plays music that was written for the lute and what makes a great performance space for guitar. Hear the entire conversation and performance below.

Vocal soloist Madison Hertel visited Studio A and sang works of Fernando Obradors and Jonathan Dove.
Kate Botello

Madison Hertel is an award-winning vocal soloist, recently named top vocal soloist in the state at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival.

She stopped by Studio A - the day before leaving for college - to reflect on her career as a young professional actor, and to sing music of Fernando Obradors and Jonathan Dove.


Angela Scates

Angela Scates is an oboist and a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. She grew up in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She has studied with Daniel Stolper and Dane Philipsen at Interlochen. 

Scates visited IPR's Studio A to play the first etude of Gilles Silvestrini. This piece is named "L'Hôtel des roches noires. Trouville" after a painting by Claude Monet.

Gwyneth Walker is the composer in residence for the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. On their season opening concert this weekend, the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra will be giving the world premiere of Walker’s Great Lakes Overture.

Jason McKinney

  Jason McKinney is a pianist, oboist, harpist and composer. He is also the founder of the local chamber ensemble Manitou Winds.

 

McKinney recently visited IPR’s Studio A to play some music and talk about the upcoming Manitou Winds concert. He played two excerpts from his own arrangement of O'Carolan's Symphony (George Brabazon and Planxty Burke) and an arrangement of the lullaby "Seoithín Seo Hó."

 

Listen to the entire performance and interview below.

 

In Studio A With the Telegraph Quartet

Aug 15, 2018

The Telegraph Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

The group was formed in 2013 and was awarded the prestigious 2016 Walter W. Naumberg Chamber Music Award. The Telegraph Quartet has a new CD coming out next month.

They perform and coach chamber music at Interlochen Center for the Arts this week. The Telegraph Quartet visited IPR's Studio A with music by Beethoven, Dvořák and Weinberg. Listen below.

Kate Botello

Dr. Tim McAllister is a Professor of Saxophone at the University of Michigan and a renowned soloist, and is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Dr. Tim McAllister visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to talk with IPR's Kate Botello and play works of Andy Scott and Fernande Decruck. He was joined by collaborative pianist Liz Ames.


Margaret Batjer is the concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Batjer visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Schumann. She was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig. Hear the music and conversation below.

 

Margaret Batjer’s residency at Interlochen is supported by the Valade Fellows Teaching Endowment.

The Friction Quartet performed in IPR's Studio A. (L-R: Otis Harriel, Taija Warbelow, Doug Machiz, Kevin Rogers) Interlochen Public Radio - classical music for kids!
Kate Botello

Friction Quartet is a string quartet dedicated to “modernizing the chamber music experience and expanding the string quartet repertoire”. They are also the string quartet in residence at Interlochen Arts Camp this summer.

Friction Quartet came by Studio A to play works of Janacek and their own arrangement of a song by Prince, and talk with IPR host Kate Botello about their approach to modern music.

Dwight Parry is the principal oboist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He  is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

Parry visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play the oboe sonata by Camille Saint-Saens. He was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig.

Parry talked about his interesting journey to becoming a full-time oboist. He also explained what he sees as being the main differences between a live performance and a recording session. Hear the entire performance and conversation below.

  Matthew Cochran is a guitarist, composer and educator. He is Instructor of Guitar at both Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp as well as Singer-Songwriter Instructor at Interlochen Arts Camp. Cochran is featured in multiple performances during this year’s Baroque on Beaver festival..

 

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Every summer at Interlochen Arts Camp, sixteen students study in the Advanced High School String Quartet program. The students are divided into four string quartets. They learn entire quartets together as a group.

The students recently visited IPR's Studio A and performed Beethoven's String Quartet op. 59, no. 1. Each student quartet performed one movement. Listen to the entire performance below.

Tenth Intervention (Hajnal Pivnick and Dorian Wallace) perform their own music for the BBC documentary series, "Planet Earth," in Studio A.
Kate Botello

Hajnal Pivnick and Dorian Wallace are the members of Tenth Intervention, a contemporary music group based in New York City. They are giving a concert this Friday at the Music House Museum in Acme.

The duo stopped by Studio A today to discuss their thoughts on musical improvisation, and perform soundscapes for dry deserts, lions and giraffes.

Hajnal is a violinist who uses a looping device and extended techniques to create new textures, and Dorian is a composer who creates his sounds with piano and electronic keyboard.

You can hear Tenth Intervention perform live musical accompaniment to the BBC documentary film, “Planet Earth,” this Friday at 5:30 and 7pm at the Music House Museum in Acme. Click here for more information.


Amanda Sewell

The Four Woods Quartet is made up of high school students from Interlochen Arts Camp. They are Cindy Kaiser (flute), Anna Johnston (oboe), Drew Franklin (clarinet) and Hunter Begay (bassoon).

The quartet recently visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to perform the Northland Suite by Carl Busch. Busch was a guest conductor at Interlochen for many summers until he died in 1943.

  Identity Cubed is a percussion trio that focuses on transcending the music of the standard percussion ensemble. They will be performing July 25 at the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts.

 

Xavier Verna of Identity Cubed chatted with IPR’s Amanda Sewell about the group and its upcoming concert. Verna is also the executive director of the Ramsdell.

 

Violinist Celeste Golden-Boyer of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and violinist David Coucheron of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra are Valade teaching fellows at Interlochen Center for the Arts this summer.

They joined us in Interlochen Public Radio's Studio A to talk about their careers, their work with the Interlochen students and experiences from their own student days. 

Coucheron and Golden-Boyer played music of Charles-August de Bériot. Hear their performance and conversation with IPR's Nancy Deneen below.

 Phil Sinder is professor of tuba and euphonium at Michigan State University. He is also a 2018 Valade teaching fellow at Interlochen Arts Camp.

 

Phil Sinder visited Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music by Derek Bourgeois, Bill Dobbins and Paul McCartney. He was joined by collaborative pianist Derek Polischuk.

 

Listen to the complete performance and interview below.

 

 

  Violinist Martin Chalifour is the principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and an adjunct professor at USC Thornton School of Music. Chalifour is also a 2018 Valade Concertmaster at Interlochen Arts Camp.

 

Martin Chalifour visited Studio A to perform music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Camille Saint-Saens. He was joined by collaborative pianist Robert Koenig.

 

Amanda Sewell

The Interlochen Arts Camp faculty includes musicians and teachers from around the country. The faculty members come together in different combinations during the summer in chamber groups.

 

An IAC faculty wind quintet recently visited Studio A. Its members are Jennifer Parker-Harley (flute), Dane Philipsen (oboe), Douglas Moore-Monroe (clarinet), Henry (Hank) Skolnick (bassoon) and Josh Michal (horn).

 

Amanda Sewell

Kristen Holritz, Jeanmarie Riccobono, Aaron Brant, Sara Fraker and Jill Marderness are the Bay View Wind Quintet. They are the resident faculty quintet of the Bay View Music Festival.

 

 Pianist Sarah Cahill is an advocate for new classical music and a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory. In 2018, she was given a Champion of New Music Award from the American Composers Forum.

 

Sarah Cahill stopped by Studio A at Interlochen Public Radio to play music of John Adams, Annea Lockwood and Pauline Oliveros. All three of those pieces were written for her.

 

Kate Botello

  

Violinist Martin Chalifour is the principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and an adjunct professor at USC Thorton School of Music, and Dr. Mak Grgic is an esteemed classical guitarist and an Artist Diploma student at USC Thorton School of Music. They will be performing tonight at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Chalifour and Grgic visited Studio A to perform works of Bartok, Kreisler and Piazzolla.

Martin Chalifour and Mak Grgic will perform at their duo recital tonight at 8pm in Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall at Interlochen Center for the Arts. Click here for more information.


Ralph Votapek is a concert pianist and Professor Emeritus of Piano at Michigan State University’s College of Music. His daughter Kathryn Votapek is a Lecturer of Violin at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance. The two of them will be performing at the Leelanau Summer Music Festival this weekend.

 

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